Disaster & Management

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway

Gadkari suggests formation of state water grid in Maharashtra to overcome flood crisis

Indian News       Oct 18, 2020

New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has requested the Maharashtra government to take initiative for preparation of detailed project report for formation of State Water Grid to overcome the recurring flood crisis in the state, an official statement said on Saturday. This would help the...

Hurricane Delta to cost insurers between $2bn – $3.5bn:RMS 

International News       Oct 17, 2020

  Newark, CA: RMS, estimates total onshore U.S. insured losses from Hurricane Delta to be between $2.0bn and $3.5bn. The estimate includes losses to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) of between US$200m and US$400m.This estimate includes wind, storm surge, and inland flood losses across the...

Natural disasters surge in past 20 years, likely to continue to wreak havoc: U.N.

International News       Oct 12, 2020

GENEVA: Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years, taking a heavy human and economic toll worldwide, and are likely to wreak further havoc, the United Nations said on Monday.Heatwaves and droughts will pose the greatest threat in the next decade, as...

Global leaders at UN meet: If virus does not kill us, climate change will

International News       Sep 28, 2020

  In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week's annual United Nations (UN) meeting are taking the long view, warning: If Covid-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice...

Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan

Steady rise in heavy rainfall events during 3 last years: Harsh Vardhan

Indian News       Sep 25, 2020

  New Delhi: There has been a steady rise in the number of heavy rainfall events during the last three years, Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday. He said studies show that the frequency of severe cyclones in the Arabian Sea has increased in...

Nearly seven crore tests conducted in India for detection of COVID-19

Indian News       Sep 25, 2020

  New Delhi: A record 14,92,409 tests have been conducted for detection of COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, taking the total tests done so far in the country to nearly 7 crore, while the national cumulative positivity rate stands at 8.44 percent, the Union...

Global COVID-19 death toll could hit 2 million before vaccine in wide use, WHO says

International News       Sep 25, 2020

GENEVA/ZURICH: The global death toll from COVID-19 could double to 2 million before a successful vaccine is widely used and could be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic, an official at the World Health Organization said on Friday.“Unless we do it all,...

Christian Mumenthaler, Swiss Re’s Group Chief Executive Officer

A fifth of countries worldwide at risk from ecosystem collapse as biodiversity declines, reveals pioneering Swiss Re index

Facts       Sep 23, 2020

  Zurich: Even as over half (55%) of global GDP, equal to USD 41.7 trillion  is dependent on high-functioning biodiversity and ecosystem services. a staggering fifth of countries globally (20%) are at risk of their ecosystems collapsing due to a decline in biodiversity and related beneficial...

AIR Worldwide Releases updated Multiple Peril Crop Insurance Model for China

International News       Sep 22, 2020

  BOSTON: Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) today announced that it released an updated Multiple Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) Model for China to support probabilistic assessments for five newly modeled crop lines of business and a newly modeled sub-peril. The AIR Multiple Peril Crop...

More than 150 nations join global vaccine plan,U.S.,but China absent

International News       Sep 22, 2020

  GENEVA/LONDON: Some 156 nations have joined a global scheme for fair distribution of future vaccines against COVID-19, an alliance led by the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but superpowers China and the United States did not sign up. U.S. President Donald Trump's government...

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